The Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade

For more than 75 years, the parade has signaled the start of the Christmas season in Greenville. Each year the parade attracts thousands of visitors downtown to view the holiday floats and activities.

The 2018 parade will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. The parade route stretches Main Street from Augusta St. to North St. View Parade Route

Applications to participate in the 2018 parade will be available the first of August, 2018. 

Congratulations to the 2017 Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade Winners

Joel Poinsett Award: AJ Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering - "Engineering an Out-of-this-world Christmas"

Best Float: Cub Scouts Pack 420 - "Christmas in July"

Best Walking Unit: Greenville Griffins Rugby Club - "Ruggers for Santa" 

Best Dance Unit: Heather's Dance Academy - "Snoopy's Christmas"

Best Marching Band: JL Mann HighSchool Marching Patriots + ROTC

People's Choice Award: Greenville Gaels Youth GAA/Irish Dancers of Greenville - "A Very Irish Christmas" 

No Pets, No Smoking at all city special events.


All city-sponsored events are smoke free. Also, no pets, skateboards or bicycles are allowed at this event.


If you would like to be a sponsor for the event, please fill out the Sponsorship Inquiry form and contact Victoria Iriel, Sponsorship Coordinator. If you have other questions, please contact Event Management.

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